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RBL™

Instruction Manual for the Launch Edition 20 gauge, 2 3/4” Shotgun

Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co. 100 Burritt Street New Britain, CT 06053 860-225-6581 www.connecticutshotgun.com Galazan@msn.com


Reading and understanding the instruction manual with all of its warnings is mandatory. For any questions or service please call 860-225-6581


RBL™ Launch Edition Standard Features • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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20 gauge 28” Choke Tube barrels with 5 Chokes Traditional Game Rib 2X Premium Walnut Stock Receiver machined from a solid billet of 41-40 steel Auto ejector French grayed receiver Splinter forend Flat V main springs Opposing double bridged action Rolled double edge trigger guard Stock dimensions: 14 1/4” or 14 3/4” LOP, 1 1/2” Drop at Comb, 2 3/8” Drop at Heel Hard rubber butt plate Classic 2 point checkering pattern Metal grip cap The barrel bores feature our trademark interior bore coating Tuff Bore™ enabling you to shoot lead, steel or virtually any other shot known. The barrels are Cryo Pattern™ a specially developed stress relieved operation for optimum patterns Not cast or any other unproven techniques The Launch Edition features a magnificent and tasteful scroll engraving designed by the Grand Master Richard Roy. The hammers, sears and trigger feature Hard Gold™ a specially developed process that adds gold plating to prevent corrosion and titanium to prevent wear, adding years to the life of the gun.


WARNING Enclosed are warnings that pertain to each state as of April 1, 2006 Certain States require by law that their own specified warning notices in larger than normal type be conspicuously included by the manufacturer, distributor, or retail dealer with firearms sold in that state. California “Children are attracted to and can operate firearms that can cause sever injuries or death. Prevent child access by always keeping guns locked away and unloaded when not in use. If you keep a loaded firearm where a child obtains and improperly uses it, you can be fined or sent to prison.” Connecticut “UNLAWFUL STORAGE OF A LOADED FIREARM MAY RESULT IN IMPRISONMENT OR FINE.” Florida “IT IS UNLAWFUL, AND PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT AND FINE, FOR ANY ADULT TO STORE OR LEAVE A FIREARM IN ANY PLACE WITHIN REACH OR EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE OR TO KNOWINGLY SELL OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM TO A MINOR OR A PERSON OF UNSOUND MIND.” Maine “ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IS A CRIME. IF YOU LEAVE A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO


FINE, IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH. KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SEPARATE. KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION LOCKED UP. USE TRIGGER LOCKS.” Maryland “WARNING: Children can operate firearms which may cause death or serious injury. It is a crime to store or leave a loaded firearm in any location where an individual knew or should have known that an unsupervised minor would gain access to the firearm. Store your firearm responsibly!” Massachusetts “WARNING FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL: This handgun/rifle is not equipped with a device that fully blocks use by unauthorized users. More than 200,000 firearms like this one are stolen from their owners every year in the United States. In addition, there are more than a thousand suicides each year by younger children and teenagers who get access to firearms. Hundreds more die from accidental discharge. It is likely that many more children sustain serious wounds, or inflict such wounds accidentally on others. In order to limit the chance of such misuse, it is imperative that you keep this weapon locked in a secure place and take other steps necessary to limit the possibility of theft or accident. Failure to take reasonable preventive steps may result in innocent lives being lose, and in some circumstances may result in your liability for these deaths.” “IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE OR KEEP A FIREARM, RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR MACHINE GUN IN ANY PLACE UNLESS THAT WEAPON IS EQUIPPED WITH A TAMPER-RESISTANT SAFETY DEVICE OR IS STORED OR KEPT IN A SECURELY LOCKED CONTAINER.”


New Jersey “IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR.” New York City “THE USE OF A LOCKING DEVICE OR SAFETY LOCK IS ONLY ONE ASPECT OF RESPONSIBLE WEAPONS STORAGE. ALL WEAPONS SHOULD BE STORED UNLOADED AND LOCKED IN A LOCATION THAT IS BOTH SEPARATE FROM THEIR AMMUNITION AND INACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN AND OTHER UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS.” North Carolina “IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE OR LEAVE A FIREARM THAT CAN BE DISCHARGED IN A MANNER THAT A REASONABLE PERSON SHOULD KNOW IS ACCESSIBLE TO A MINOR.” Texas “IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE, TRANSPORT, OR ABANDON AN UNSECURED FIREARM IN A PLACE WHERE CHILDREN ARE LIKELY TO BE AND CAN OBTAIN ACCESS TO THE FIREARM.” Wisconsin “If you leave a loaded firearm within the reach or easy access of a child you may be fined or imprisoned or both if the child improperly discharges, possesses or exhibits the firearm.

Safety Warning: Failure to obey a safety warning may result in injury to you, to others, or to the product.


Instructions for the RBL Launch Edition Shotgun Caution: Always keep the muzzles pointed in a safe direction. Prior to using live ammunition, familiarize yourself thoroughly with these operating instructions. Know the forces required to operate the action, to pull the trigger and above all, KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE SAFETY. On this shotgun the safety is positioned on the upper tang and is operated with one’s thumb. The safety is in the “on” position when drawn to the rear exposing the word “SAFE” which is engraved in the upper tang. When the safety is pushed forward covering the word “SAFE” the shotgun is ready to fire. Your RBL is equipped with an automatic safety, the safety will move to the “on” position each time the breech is opened.


CAUTION Attention to the direction the opening breach is pointed is critical. Guns equipped with automatic ejectors will propel empty shells with surprising force which can strike an eye or the face. To empty the fired shells, press top lever to right, press downward on the barrels. The discharged shells will eject.

AMMUNITION Your RBL is chambered for 20 gauge 2 ž� ammunition only and is intended for use with standard ammunition. We do not recommend reloads of any kind.

REPAIR The only people qualified to work on this gun is CSMC. The gun is specially marked so the company knows if the gun has been worked on by anyone other than CSMC. Any outside work on this gun voids warranty and all CSMC responsibility.


How to Care for your RBL Protect your gun with good gun care products. Give it regular attention, and it will provide you with many years of shooting fun. Important – Clean inside of the barrels and chambers to remove all grease and other possible obstructions before firing your RBL. Remember – Rust is neglect – Make sure all exposed metal surfaces are coated with a film of oil. After being subjected to damp weather, thoroughly wipe out the bore, and wipe off all exposed metal surfaces. Then apply a new film of light oil. The action of you RBL has been lubricated with a light gun oil. Gun care products featuring these qualities are commercially available in spray can applicators. When lubrication is deemed necessary, we recommend a light application of the spray through the firing pin and cocking lever holes in the frame, with the barrels detached and with both hammers cocked.


Conventional protective oil or grease may be applied to the exposed external metal surfaces of your RBL when the gun is to be stored for any lengthy period, BUT THESE TYPES

OF LUBRICANTS SHOULD NEVER BE UTILIZED IN THE ACTION, AS SLUGGISH OPERATION OR DOUBLING IS APT TO RESULT.

Treat EVERY firearm as if it is LOADED


BEFORE LOADING – Place the safety “on” and select the barrel you wish to fire first by pushing the gold shift lever button in the trigger to the right to fire the right barrel first and to the left for the left barrel. A second pull of the trigger will fire the other barrel. TO LOAD – Place the safety in the “on” position. Push the top lever to the right to unlock the breech. Push down on the barrels to open the action. As desired, insert a shell into the chamber of the barrel chosen to be fired first or both. TO FIRE – Firmly shoulder the gun. Push the safety forward to the “off” position and when on target pull the trigger. The second barrel may be fired by simply releasing and pulling the trigger again.

TO UNLOAD OR TO REMOVE THE FIRED SHELLS – The RBL will briskly eject the fired shells and will extract unfired shells far enough to permit easy removal by hand. Push the safety to the “on” position. To avoid being struck by an ejected fired case, direct the breech end of the barrels away from you before opening the action.

When through shooting always put the safety “on”. NEVER STORE A LOADED GUN.


Installing or changing screw in choke: MAKE SURE GUN IS UNLOADED 1. Make sure the choke threads are cleaned and lightly oiled on both the choke tube and inside the barrels. 2. Make sure the barrels are off the gun, or the action is partially opened. 3. Start threading the choke tube into the barrel carefully by hand. Be careful not to cross thread. 4. After the thread is started use the special supplied friction choke tube wrench, make sure the tube is fully bottomed and even with the barrel. The choke tubes are stamped, Full, IM, M, CYL, Skeet. Use open chokes for steel shot Be sure to remove the choke tube wrench before shooting. Do not fire rifle or sabot slugs through this gun. Never fire the gun without the choke tubes being in place. Do not look into the muzzle or change choke tubes on a loaded gun.


How to assemble your RBL MAKE SURE GUN IS UNLOADED

PUSH FOREND BUTTON

REMOVE THE FOREARM FROM THE BARRELS

ATTACH BARRELS


LOCK BARRELS

ATTACH THE FOREARM

SECURE FOREARM


How to disassemble your RBL

REMOVE FOREARM

REMOVE BARRELS

TO PLACE THE FOREARM ON THE BARRELS


Removing Self Opener (optional feature)

With gun fully closed, insert removal tool

Screw removal tool into assisted opening pipe

Make sure removal tool is FULLY screwed in

WHEN ASSISTED OPENING FROM GUN, DO NOT Failure to follow this instruction can


While holding assisted opening mechanism in place, open top lever and remove barrels

Slide assisted opening mechanism toward chamber

Lift assisted opening mechanism upward to remove

MECHANISM IS REMOVED UNSCREW THE REMOVAL TOOL. cause serious injury and/or death.


Installing Self Opener (optional feature)

Make sure removal tool is pointing upwards, while holding at slight angle, slide assisted opening mechanism rearwards and down.

Make sure assisted opening mechanism is fully seated, then slide mechanism until front pin is fully inserted in the hole in the forend loop


While holding assisted opening mechanism in position, open top lever and insert barrels

With barrel fully closed, unscrew the removal tool

Remove tool and store in safe place

Re-attach forend



RBL 20 Gauge Launch Edition Manual